Education and Training

Education and Training

Thinking about returning to school? Hoping to gain new skills to re-enter the ever changing workforce? We offer many services to assist you in that life transition.

Career Exploration/Consultation/Planning & Self-Assessment

Employment Consultants are here to coach and support you through whatever transition you’d like to make. Discover and consider available options through consultation and self-assessment tools to identify aptitudes, values, and interests and establish career transitions and educational goals. Learn about local labour market information to make the best choice for you in your desired work area (or local area).

Better Jobs Ontario

Get skills training and financial support when you qualify for Better Jobs Ontario (formerly Second Career).

Better Jobs Ontario is for unemployed individuals for which skills training is the most appropriate intervention to transition them into high-skill, in-demand occupations in the local labour market. Unemployed workers can be active EI claimants, EI Reachback or non-EI eligible.

After the completion of an initial assessment, an Employment Consultant can provide you with information about the services and training opportunities through the Better Jobs Ontario program, help you to pursue re-training for a new career and obtain financial support.

Effective April 29, 2022,  the program expanded to better help people who may face challenges finding stable jobs such as gig workers, youth and people on social assistance. If you have been unemployed for six months or longer, and are part of a low-income household, you may benefit from these changes.

More Information

Returning to School (non-eligible Better Jobs Ontario)

Receive assistance with required processes such as:

Financial Assistance

Is training Financially Feasible for you? Research financial assistance options to return to school or purchase required items that may be eligible.


Learn the many careers that are available to you through Apprenticeship Training.

Job Readiness Workshops

Receive job readiness skills through our YJC and RI workshops

Youth Job Connection (YJC)

If eligible for this program youth will receive 60 hours of paid job readiness workshops. This program assists youth (15 – 29) overcome barriers to employment and learn skills to make the transition from school to the workforce for the first time job seekers as well as those trying to finding that right fit employment opportunity.

Resource and Information (RI) Workshops

Learn, work, and grow with our upcoming workshops and events. Reserve your spot today.

Upcoming Workshops

Receive job related computer assistance and current information on employment related issues, certifications, and educational opportunities though our Resource Centre workshops, events, and on-site community partners.

North Bay
149 Main Street East
North Bay , P1B 1A9
Phone: 705-476-3234
Fax: 705-476-9302
E-mail: [email protected]

540 Valois Drive
Mattawa , P0H 1V0
Phone: 705-476-3234 ext 263
Fax: 705-744-3967
E-mail: [email protected]

Marten River
Phone: 705-476-3234
Fax: 705-476-9302
E-mail: [email protected]

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